Bśšir & Snęfellsjökull

© Christopher J. Budny

Bśšir & Snęfellsjökull

Michelle Alton level-classic 10/13/2012 7:32:00 AM

Wow...Your Icelandic shots are an amazing collection. I hope you make "the BOOK!"

This looks like the dawn of life after catastrophe. It's so starkly beautiful. #1492014

Stan Kwasniowski 10/13/2012 7:52:06 AM

Christopher, excellent #10367665

Mitch Spence level-classic 10/13/2012 12:14:10 PM

Speaks of both isolation and beauty, Chris. I will not try to pronounce the title, and I congratulation you on accomplishing all those accent marks. #10367837

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 10/13/2012 2:29:15 PM

This is Outstanding!! #10367993

Michele Peterson level-classic 10/13/2012 6:21:38 PM

Hm, I think this my favorite Iceland image of yours (so far!). I'd love to hear you pronounce the title, and neat to see the infamous volcano, too! #10368201

Joy Rector level-classic 10/14/2012 5:11:01 AM

breathtaking #10368556

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 10/14/2012 7:16:58 AM

Thank you all very much!
Michele; the pronunciations are definitely a challenge, and I certainly didn't become a pro while there.
Bśšir would be sort of like "boo-dtheer" with barely a hint of the d in the 'th' sound.
Snęfellsjökull would be sort of like "sny-fells-yo-kool" That one is trickier, because the "ll" at the end of the word involves a strange, t-l kind of clicking sound that ends the word. #10368661

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/14/2012 10:27:30 AM

Breathtakingly beautiful capture, Chris. We should see this one again!

UB. #10368869

Nikki McDonald level-classic 10/14/2012 11:11:26 AM

I have to agree with Usman and Michele - the color and clarity plus the always excellent composition make this an easy favorite. #10368906

Richard B. Hallick level-classic 10/15/2012 10:14:57 AM

Beautiful colors. Captivating scene. Great image. #10370450

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 10/15/2012 5:13:59 PM

Thank you all very much! #10371064

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 10/25/2012 9:14:44 PM

I have really been enjoying all your Icelandic shots, Chris - both here and on your pro gallery. They are all exquisitely beautiful. In terms of this month's offerings, this one caught my eye right away. Love the clean, stark beauty,the amazing clarity and clear, pure colors. It is hauntingly beautiful. #10384512

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 10/26/2012 5:19:45 AM

Thank you very much, Rona; I'm glad you're enjoying the series! (I've taken it down to Mon-Fri entries now, with weekends for other subject matter.) I love "reliving" the trip with my daily posts---and I so badly want to go back! #10384950

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 6/27/2013 6:01:29 AM

Simply beautiful, I really like the way you composed this scenic! #10746156

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 6/27/2013 8:57:47 AM

Thanks so much! #10746276

Lindley Johnson level-classic 7/30/2013 11:37:46 AM

Congratulations on another terrific finalist, Chris! #10787661

Nancy L. Green level-classic 7/30/2013 2:31:33 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Chris on this OUTSTANDING finalist, WTG!!!! <>< #10788170

Tammy Espino level-classic 7/30/2013 4:17:34 PM

Congrats!!!!!! :) #10788450

Julianne Bradford level-classic 7/30/2013 7:18:11 PM

Another beauty Chris! Many congrats! #10788871

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 7/31/2013 5:54:28 PM

Thank you all very much! This little church would have been the "indoor venue" for my sister's wedding, if bad weather arose. As it turned out, weather was gorgeous for her evening beach wedding, about 300 yards from the church. #10790278

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Description

The old church at Bśšir, with a glacier-capped volcano in the distance, at the end of the Snęfellsnes penninsula.
The volcano became the entrance to the underground journey in Jules Vernes' "A Journey to the Center of the Earth."
6/13 Finalist - T&P

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 32.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 10/13/2012 6:58:47 AM

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